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Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) Executive Director Chris Carmody interviewed here on how green supply chain requirements are transforming global business. Carmody discusses the Environmental Help Desk for Business, a portal that helps large companies connect with and educate suppliers and assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) navigate green supply chain …

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Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

Tickets On Sale For 2013 Green Plus Benefit Brunch & Sustainable Enterprise Awards

 This year’s Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, at the first Certified Green Plus business — Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant in Durham, NC. In addition to the 11am brunch, the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize small and medium-sized employers from around the country for …

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ISD Announces Burt’s Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

ISD Announces Burt’s Bees + Green Plus Food System Consortium in Durham

NC Research Triangle-based Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is teaming up with the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation to create the Green Plus Durham Food System Consortium (DFSC). The Consortium of local, food-centric businesses and  nonprofits will share best practices and collaborate to strengthen the area’s food system and help …

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May 6: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains

May 6: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains

May 6, don’t miss the Corporate Citizenship Center’s annual environment forum: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy and Water in Your Operations and Supply Chains” — agenda here and registration here.   At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Accelerating Sustainability Forum, in partnership with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, the …

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Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector

Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector

“What are the most pressing energy and water problems facing society? How is the private sector addressing these challenges? These questions and more are the focus of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center publication, Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector. Featuring more …

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Happy Birthday! Join Us March 21st for the 5th Birthday of Green Plus

Happy Birthday! Join Us March 21st for the 5th Birthday of Green Plus

Join us from 7:30-9:30am, Friday, March 21st, at the Research Triangle Park Foundation as we celebrate the fifth birthday of Green Plus and the 10th year of our work at the Institute for Sustainable Development. The morning will feature  A conversation with Paula Alexander, Director of Sustainable Business and Innovation …

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May 6: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy + Water in Your Operations & Supply Chains

May 6: Accelerating Sustainability: Energy + Water in Your Operations & Supply Chains

MAY 6, 2014 – 8:00AM – 5:30PM at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C (View the latest agenda here). You slashed your water consumption. You shrank your energy bill. You improved efficiencies in your supply chain. Now what? It’s time to put sustainability to work for your business. Join …

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How Companies of All Sizes Tap into Innovation

How Companies of All Sizes Tap into Innovation

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about how small businesses have been leading the charge in creating new innovations that are great for the bottom line, but also happen to be great for the environment. There are small technology firms creating smart thermostats and software that help measure and control …

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Happy Holidays from Green Plus!!

Happy Holidays from Green Plus!!

  We at Green Plus want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays and a prosperous new year!   We’ll see you all in 2014!!

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Small Business & Environmental Innovation: Unique Challenges, New Opportunities

Small Business & Environmental Innovation: Unique Challenges, New Opportunities

“Large companies can have outsized impacts through environmental innovation. Mention Walmart, Shell, Coca Cola, or FedEx, and most people will have seen a story on their environmental efforts. While their reach is very different, smaller enterprises can also play an important role through environmental innovation. Small businesses touch everyone: They …

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Small (Green) Giants: The Importance of SmallBiz in Environmental Innovation

Small (Green) Giants: The Importance of SmallBiz in Environmental Innovation

“Large companies can have outsized impacts through environmental innovation. Mention Walmart, Shell, Coca Cola, or FedEx, and most people will have seen a story on their environmental efforts. While their reach is very different, smaller enterprises can also play an important role through environmental innovation. Small businesses touch everyone: They employ …

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10% off member subscriptions until the end of the year!

10% off member subscriptions until the end of the year!

From now until Dec. 31, the Institute for Sustainable Development will be offering a 10% discount on Green Plus member subscriptions.  Normally a $550 value, businesses will be able to sign up and receive a two year membership for only $495.  Any new business is eligible to take part in …

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NEW PODCAST: High Plains Community Health Center’s employee development programs

NEW PODCAST: High Plains Community Health Center’s employee development programs

In our latest podcast, Managing Director Amanda Komar spoke with Jay Brooke, the Executive Director of High Plains Community Health Center.  Based in the rural southeast Colorado town of Lamar, High Plains has been offering affordable health care for more than 15 years.   Its unique model to health care, …

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